Religious Studies is a multi-disciplinary enterprise that develops critical reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills.
The study of religion involves work with related subjects, including language, psychology, folklore, folklife, history, sociology, philosophy, education, medicine, law, and social work.
Religious Studies is, therefore, excellent preparation for graduate school in any profession: law, medicine, business, government, education, journalism, communications, or the arts.
It is also excellent preparation for work in any number of fields where a knowledge of religion is primary: public and private school teaching, work for a particular Christian denomination, or specific employment in the Roman Catholic Church as campus minister, hospital minister, service coordinator, or church administrator.
The Department of Religious Studies is particularly proud of its students who in the past twenty years have gone on to graduate programs in religion at such distinguished institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University.
Finally, for those who feel they possess a religious vocation, a major in Religious Studies is excellent preparation for men and women who wish to become members of the clergy.